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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Technology Transfer of Multimodal Biometric Application Resource Kit (MBARK)

    SBC: Ad Harmony            Topic: N/A

    The technical objective of this project is to develop a prototype of a face recognition application in a cloud computing environment utilizing MBARK as the middleware. The application will have a client piece that will run on a mobile device such as a laptop and a server piece that will run on a higher-performance computing cluster. The specific objectives of this development project can be enumer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Analysis of New WWVB Modulation Schemes for Future Broadcast

    SBC: XW, LLC dba Xtendwave            Topic: N/A

    This Phase 2 project targets the completion of the development of an improved system for the broadcasting of the WWVB signal, as a direct continuation of the Phase 1 project, which successfully validated the proposed approach through a feasibility study and analyses. Objectives of this project include the design of the new modulation scheme and protocol, the development of a new time-code generato ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Enhanced Process for the Extraction and Purification of Oils from Microalgae Using CO2 as a Solute

    SBC: Synaptic Research, Llc            Topic: 05d

    One of the principal technical and cost barriers to successful commercialization of algal biofuels as an alternative energy source is the inability to extract the useful oil components from the algae in an economical and environmentally sound fashion. Indeed, the DOE announcement for this proposal specifically notes topic areas (5d) regarding methods for extracting oils from microalgae as goal of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Underground Cable Advanced Diagnostics

    SBC: Underground Systems, Inc.            Topic: 57b

    In order to optimize the operating efficiency of the underground transmission system utilities must be able to safely maximize the power cable systems capacity. This allows the operator to: (1) Establish efficient generation scheduling; (2) Maximize power transfer capability; and (3) Extend decision time and options when responding to system contingencies. These are critical elements when develo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  5. STRAW- A Hydrogen-Specific Pressure Gauge for XHV

    SBC: Saxet Surface Science            Topic: 45e

    A fundamental issue with high average current photoelectron guns is the generation of stray electrons and ions which can damage the photoemitter. Both the photogenerated electron bunch and any field emitted electrons can potentially directly impact the photocathode, desorb molecules from the gun structure and act as ionization agents for backgroundgas atoms. Ion backbombardment of the photoemitter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  6. 100 Gb/s Pattern Generator and Comparator

    SBC: Acadia Optronics, Llc            Topic: 40a

    Network operators are facing sustained bandwidth demands from users and applications in the scientific computing and commercial communities. Hence many are actively migrating to faster 40/100 Gb/s technologies to support large scale transfers. Here the provision of advanced network testing/monitoring capabilities is vital for rapid and effective deployment of these new technologies. However, curr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Implementation of an Energy-Saving Bro-Aware Load Balancer at 100 Gbps with Closed-Loop Flow Policy Control

    SBC: RESERVOIR LABS INC            Topic: 40a

    In an increasingly hostile computing environment, Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) serve an indispensable role in preserving the integrity of computer networks. This comes to manifest as the Department of Energy (DOE) is working at a national level to secure a number of strategic network entry points using Bro, a powerful NIDS developed by the networking group at the International Comput ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  8. High Value Renewable Chemical Production from CO2 and Biodiesel Plant Byproduct

    SBC: UNITED ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, LLC            Topic: 24f

    5,790 million metric tons of CO2 were emitted from fossil fuels in the U.S. in 2008. A beneficial, practical application of captured CO2 would bring significant economic and environmental benefits to CO2 generating industries. Meanwhile, biodiesel production yields around 10 weight % of byproduct glycerol. 230,000 tons of crude glycerol were produced in 2008, and 986,000 tons of glycerol are expec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Highly Selective Proton-Conducting Composite Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 20a

    Redox flow batteries (RFBs) are a type of electrical energy storage device in which the reactants (and reaction products) are stored in liquid tanks. Redox flow batteries have many advantages over conventional batteries, and when fully developed could provide the utility industry with improved methods for dynamic operation of the electricity supply grid by providing energy storage for load leveli ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  10. HERMES-Based X-ray Strip Detector

    SBC: Sydor Instruments, LLC            Topic: 13a

    The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science is being hindered by the limited availability of advanced detectors. The capability to produce photon fluxes has outpaced the ability to detect and measure the resultant photons. This is due to the limited deployment of existing detectors as well as very limited development effort to provide new advanced capabilities. As synchrotron radiation expe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
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